You know what, Reading had their moments on Saturday. With a fresh homegrown striker up top and a bit of pizzazz about them, the Royals showed glimpses of taking a result off Middlesbrough amid a dire run under Jaap Stam.
However, as Steve 'Royal Hoops' Curtis puts it in TTE Podcast Episode 142, it was two steps forward and three steps back as the hosts eventually slumped to a 2-0 defeat.
Hoops is joined by Chris Hartley and regular host Marc Mayo in this episode to discuss what went wrong at the Mad Stad, how much time Jaap Stam has left to turn things around, and preview the Tuesday night clash with Nottingham Forest.
Section times as follows:
Recap - 01:46
Newsbites - 21:25
Mailbag - 32:20
Forest Preview - 54:00